The 24th offical Bond movie, directed by Sam Mendes, the title was announced at Pinewood Studios this morning. Filming will begin on Monday, Spectre is planned to be released on 23rd October 2015 in what is already being dubbed the mad year of blocknuster movies.
Other cast members include Andrew Scott as MI5 employee Denbigh, Dave Bautista playing henchman Mr Hinx and Christoph Waltz will play Bond's former ski instructor Oberhauser – unless he's actually Blofeld. Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux are new Bond girls, Lucia Sciarra and Madeleine Swann. And Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear will reprise previous roles.
Spectre originally stood for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, though what it stands for now is anyone's guess. The producers had been unable to use the name until now, as well as the character of Henry Blofeld, after a rival legal tussle with another film producer, now settled.
Oh and Bond car? The Aston Martin DB10
As for the plot?
A cryptic message from Bond's past send him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation.
While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
Spectre will be filmed on location in London, Mexico City, Rome,Tangier and Erfoud in Morocco as well as hitting the Austrian slopes in in Solden, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee.
As for those Blofeld rumours? Sam Mendes told BBC News that you have to learn to "embrace the speculation" but that just because the movie is Spectre, audiences shouldn't expect a villain they already know…